One of those "Throw everything under the sun and see if it sticks!" types of movies it seems. Featuring an amazing cast (Laurence Olivier! James Mason1 Vivien Leigh!) and being as British as it could get, this movie probably didn't do much business in Britain, but played well abroad methinks.
September 27, 2004 Subject:
Story of the Spanish Armada, after a fashion
Queen Elizabeth's battles with Spain get the swashbuckler treatment in this memorable film, the first important starring role for Vivien Leigh. The story is predictable (unless you happen to know the actual history behind it) and the picture is dramatically overwrought, but the acting and dialogue are quite good. The trailer does its job serviceably and gets the same rating I would have given the film itself.